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Up Close – Nike Vapor 360 NJR Silêncio (Shhh)

Vapor NJR Silêncio

There is something extra unique about the latest signature Neymar release, and it is pretty easy to spot exactly what it is! The Nike Vapor NJR “Silêncio” features text graphics right across the upper, with many different sized “SHHH” sending out a specific message from Neymar; he wants to silence …

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Up Close – New Balance 442

NB 442 Profile

If you are going to introduce a new heritage style boot to the market, you have to make sure to give them a classic name. The latest to drop is the New Balance 442. The game has definitely shifted away from what is a traditional 442 formation, but it is …

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Up Close – New Balance Furon v5 Pro

Early last week, we received a pair of New Balance latest attack themed boot; Furon v5 Pro. Having finally nailed down a boot with quality performance in V4, the fifth generation comes with some pressure to deliver in an even better way. NB has gone with an Turquoise fade to …

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Up Close – Joma Propulsion Lite

Joma Propulsion Lite Review featured

Over the past few years, we have seen many brands come and go as the market has continually evolved. One that has stuck around, even if with a very limited number of boots, is Spanish brand Joma. We have featured their releases in the past, and actually have a pair of …

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Up Close – adidas Predator Tango 18+ TR

adidas Predator Tango 18+ featured

If you want a lifestyle shoe that lives up to the high-tech performance found in its FG equivalent, check out the adidas Predator Tango 18+ TR. Here is a shoe that raises the bar in terms of off pitch comfort and style, leveraging all the best adidas has to offer …

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Up Close – Umbro Velocita IV Pro

Umbro Velocita IV feature

For many players, owning a pair of Umbro boots was a given during their youth playing days. The Double Diamond has a reputation for producing quality boots, but they have been very quiet over the past few years here in the US. One of the newest additions to the market …

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Up Close – Nike Hypervenom Phantom III Elite

Hypervenom Phantom III Elite featured

If there is a boot on the market that you should definitely consider picking up a pair of right now, it has got to be the Nike Hypervenom Phantom III Elite. And here are a few key reasons why. First, they are set to be “retired” as Nike close in …

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Up Close – Paul Pogba Predator 18+ “Soundwaves”

Pogba Preds featured

Over the past few years, we have seen Paul Pogba become a key piece of adidas advertising strategy. If there is a player that enjoys being in the spotlight, it is definitely the Manchester United star. He does have his own set of dictionary words after all; Pogboom, Poggoal, Pogdab, …

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Up Close – adidas X18.1 “Spectral Mode”

adidas X18.1 Spectral Mode Up Close

Released as part of the recent Spectral Mode Pack, this newest addition of the speed focused adidas X18.1 goes slightly off white, providing a uniquely different type of clean colorway. It is almost a like a shade of eggshell white with a winter shimmer placed across the surface for added …

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Up Close – Puma FUTURE 2.1 NetFit

Puma FUTURE 2.1 NetFit AG FG

Designed to provide players with one of the most customizable fits on the market, the FUTURE 2.1 NetFit has proven to be a game-changer for Puma. Players are treated to a completely new experience thanks to the NetFit lacing system. Depending on how crazy you want to get, you can create …

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Up Close – The Redesigned Puma ONE 1

Puma ONE 1 feature

We have seen several different Puma ONE styles come and go over the past few seasons, as Puma looks at new ways to reinvent their signature speed silo. This latest edition, the Puma ONE 1, is definitely the most complex to date, combining new modifications to improve fit with a …

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Up Close – adidas Predator Accelerator “Electricity” Remake

adidas Predator Accelerator Remake Released

How good is the adidas Predator Accelerator “Electricity” remake? Incredibly good. They have it all: the rare electric yellow colorway, iconic fold-over tongue in red, three stripes overlapping the cleat in classic black, soft kangaroo leather upper, iconic Predator strike zone. We have had plenty of adidas remakes in the past, …

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Tuesday Throwback – “Gold” adidas X17+ Purespeed

What is better than your favorite boot layered in a beautiful Gold paint job? I’ve had these for a while and completely forgot to detail them in a post, so I figured they would be ideal to showcase on a quiet Tuesday in the run-up to this Summer’s World Cup. …

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Up Close – Nike Superfly 360 Elite CR7 “Chapter 6”

Retail Details The latest Chapter in the story of Ronaldo told through boots is officially listed as a Jade/Gold/Black/Turq/Red, with a wild mash of colors covering right across the upper. It is a very different look! Included in the standard Nike box you get a special issue black CR7 boot bag …

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